Maternal and Environmental Influences on the Fetal Epigenome
Hear about the Harvard Epigenetic Birth Cohort and the epigenetic effects of maternal smoking, BPA exposure, depression, and diet on fetal development and health outcomes. Presented by Dr. Karin B. Michels, Professor & Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California. [Note: the sound quality improves around 4:00 minutes.] (2016)
A recently released study shows asthma rates are falling thanks to efforts by physicians to avoid prescribing antibiotics to young children, except when necessary. The study shows that being prescribed antibiotics within the first 12 months of life is associated with almost double the risk of being diagnosed with asthma by age five.
Dr. Srinivas Murthy, a critical care specialist who is also trained in infectious diseases and an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital, is leading new high-quality research on COVID-19 treatment to help Canadians and people around the world.
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